Alan Dershowitz was patting Pompeo on the back and smiling while President Trump was praising the Secretary of State for lighting into an NPR news reporter for asking a question on Ukraine. Dershowitz was now was among his new found pals the people in the Trump administration. Dershowitz pins his actions on the principle that all defendants deserve a defense, an admirable principle. but that his choice of defendants keep Alan in the spotlight and the center of attention is a special bonus that he craves. None of Dershowitz's notorious defendants would have lacked excellent legal representation had he not jumped in to represent them. This includes Trump who has a bevy of excellent lawyers defending him. But Dershowitz was the only one of these lawyers that used this outrageous argument that a president can do almost anything as long as he believes (1) it helps his reelection and believes (2) that his reelection is in the public interest. All candidates who run for president believe that his or her election is in the public interest. That's a main reason why they run. So can any or all of them start soliciting foreign leaders to help him or her to dig up dirt on political opponents?
It's hard to escape the conclusion that Dershowitz was feeling that he was slipping from the public eye as his defense of defendants like Claus von Bülow, O. J. Simpson, Mike Tyson. were receding into history, and worse that some of his neighbors were shunning him for defending Jeffrey Epstein so he figured what the hell, let me volunteer to defend Donald Trump. What better way to get back in the mix of public attention? And to find new friends like Mike Pompeo